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Figure 2: Summary of the parabiosis experiments.


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I thank my many mentors, especially A. Renold for continued support and guidance from the beginning of my career in the diabetes-obesity studies up to his death. I also thank the Jackson Laboratory staff in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, especially E. Leiter, for continued help and encouragement. Special thanks go to my family, especially my son, Tom, for editing this manuscript. My wife, Beverly, was my strongest supporter for nearly 55 years. She would have been pleased.

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Coleman, D. A historical perspective on leptin. Nat Med 16, 1097–1099 (2010).

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